Smashing Magazine | Web Design & Development
One sunny morning in the summer of 2014, I was sitting in a café having just finished an hour-long call with my remote team. Scheduling that call had been a messy exercise: we live in dif
The responsive design revolution is truly upon us (if it hasn’t already happened!), and even though e-commerce websites haven’t picked up responsive design quite as aggressively as in
Last year I read Jan Constantin’s post “Typographic Design Patterns and Current Practices” and straightaway wanted to do something similar with email. At the time I was studying resp
What's happening in the industry? What important techniques have emerged recently? What about new case studies, insights, techniques and tools? Our dear friend Anselm Hannemann is keeping
1.5 million apps in Apple’s App Store and another 1.5 million in Google’s Play store. That’s a lot of apps, and for a growing number of mobile users. An average user in the US will d
456 Berea St. | Web Standards
Most web developers currently use vendor prefixes in CSS to enable certain features in some browsers. That’s fine, but sometimes I see code examples and prefix-adding tools that go a bit overboard w
In a couple of recent projects I’ve faced designs where the main navigation bar gave me more trouble than usual. These are the prerequisites that make the problem tricky to solve: The navbar is f
Over six years ago I wrote a short post about preventing HTML tables from becoming too wide. The solutions I offered in that post involve using table-layout:fixed to lock down the width of tables. Whi
When trying to force an element to always extend to the height of its parent I ran into some peculiar browser behaviour that I thought was worth mentioning. Here’s the situation: The parent eleme
Allowing images to scale along with their container is an important part of responsive web design (and was so even before the term “responsive web design” existed). It’s really quite easy – al
W3C | Web Standards
The Tracking Protection Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of Tracking Preference Expression (DNT). This specification defines the DNT request header field as an HTTP
The Digital Publishing Interest Group has published a Working Draft of Priorities for CSS from the Digital Publishing Interest Group. As publishing moves to the Open Web Platform (OWP), we hope to exp
The Internationalization Working Group has published a Working Draft of Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching and Searching. This document builds upon on Character Model for the Worl
The Voice Browser Working Group has published two Group Notes: XPath Data Model for SCXML: This document describes the XPath Data Model for SCXML. This data model allows SCXML state charts to use XML
The XML Query Working Group has published a Group Note of XQuery 3.1 Requirements and Use Cases. The primary goal of XML Query 3.1 is to extend XML Query 3.0 with support for JSON maps and arrays, and
CMS Wire | Content Management
Last month I invited you to immerse yourself in the world of Digital Experience at a very special upcoming conference — the inaugural CMSWire DX Summit. Today I'm excited to tell you we have op
SharePoint administrators and users want a lot of things out of their Microsoft platform. High up on that list? They want to find things. Over 850 attendees, vendors and Microsoft officials gathere
Facebook is testing its new personal assistant in the San Francisco Bay area. The personal assistant, which Facebook is calling "M", can be found inside its Messenger app. Continue reading... Foll
By now, you’re probably familiar with virtualization, and it has probably been defined for you as the staging of software assets on a software-based platform spread across multiple servers, en
Change. Innovation. Disruption. Sure, we all know the business buzzwords. But can you walk the walk, talk the talk — and have the courage to really embrace a new way of thinking when it gets p
Search Engine Watch | SEO
Facebook debuted a digital assistant, M, that mixes artificial intelligence with human hands. Could M be the definitive digital assistant, or is the social media giant trying to do too much and spendi
Google says the European Commission's antitrust charges are "wrong as a matter of fact, law, and economics."
Google trounces Yahoo and Bing when it comes to ad impressions and CTR, but the numbers are much closer than they were three years ago. Less competition - and lower CPC - is definitely a factor.
Content marketing and SEO should work together to get the best from both disciplines. Here are eight ways in which they can complement each other.
Social media can be just as effective for getting links as time-wasting. By finding and becoming part of webmasters' communities, you can make social an integral part of your link building strategy.